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Impact of Reliable Built Structures in Driving the Sustainable Development Goals: A look at Nigerian Building Structures

Ede, A. N. and Bamigboye, Gideon and Olofinnade, O. M. and Omole, D. O. and Adeyemi, Gideon Adewale and Ngene, Ben U. (2016) Impact of Reliable Built Structures in Driving the Sustainable Development Goals: A look at Nigerian Building Structures. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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The bearing of lasting built structures in driving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be overemphasized. The SDGs agenda is a plan of action for eradicating poverty among the people of the world, strengthening universal peace and laying the foundation for sustainable development and prosperity for all. The quality of built structures in an environment defines the level of advancement attained by the society, for which the quality of structures that will lay the base for sustainable development must be reliable. No meaningful development can be achieved without reliable built structures. In fact, all the 17 SDGs need consistent built structures to be achieved. This paper researches on the reliability of built structures as a base for sustainable development with particular emphasis on Nigerian building structures. Statistical method is used to analyze data on failed building structures. Results obtained point to the fact that the failure rate and the casualty rate of Nigerian building structures are very high. As safety of human lives is implicitly embedded in the SDGs, much have to be done to raise the standard of building that will contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Collapse, Building Structures, Casualty Rate, Failure Rate, SDGs
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 08:37
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 19:08

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